Mosaic, a Fortune 250 company and leading employer in Central Florida, surprised the management and trustees of the Tampa Bay History Center on October 5th with a donation of $25,000 during a community reception with the company’s board of directors at the museum.
The funds will be used for educational programs about one of the region’s oldest industries – phosphate. Mosaic and its predecessor companies have been operating in Central Florida for more than a century and have played a key role in the development of the Port of Tampa as well as countless small businesses that support the phosphate industry. The company is the world's leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients vital to farmers throughout the U.S. and the world.
“Mosaic was pleased to underwrite the Port City exhibit when the History Center was built, and now this gift is focused on helping with its education mission,” said David Townsend, assistant vice president of public affairs for Mosaic and a member of the History Center’s board of trustees. “Our industry has a rich history that is closely tied to this region’s economic development, and there’s no better place to tell that story than the Tampa Bay History Center.”
According to C.J. Roberts, the Frank E. Duckwall President & CEO of the History Center, “As part of our mission to preserve and interpret the Tampa Bay region’s heritage, we welcome the opportunity to highlight the phosphate industry’s importance to the region.”